ICBA Securities

About ICBA Securities

We provide community bankers with quality investment products, services and education at competitive prices.

ICBA Securities Overview

ICBA Securities Corporation (ICBA Securities) a subsidiary of the ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) that was founded in 1989 following two years of intensive research by ICBA's Bank Services Committee. Based on the proposals submitted and lengthy interviews, the Committee selected Vining Sparks to serve as ICBA Securities' exclusively endorsed broker.

As ICBA Securities is owned by the nation’s largest trade association for community banks, it has a commitment to return all of its profits to the industry, in the form of royalties, sponsorships, or dividends. Through 2020, it had reinvested over $48 million back into its supporting state/regional partners or into the ICBA. Six of the seven ICBA Securities board directors are influential community bankers. We are also proud be to the endorsed broker-dealer for over 30 community bank state associations.


About Vining Sparks

Vining Sparks is dedicated to providing the products and support necessary to remain a valued broker/dealer for ICBA member banks offering investment products include traditional debt securities that are suitable for community banks. Vining Sparks is one of the 20 largest underwriters of government agency debt in the world.

Education Opportunities Through ICBA Securities

ICBA Securities manages the education platform of Vining Sparks and ICBA Securities representatives attend and speak at most state community banking conferences, conducting an average of 50 educational events per year.

ICBA Securities annually hosts the ICBA Bond Academy, which equips community bank portfolio managers with the skills to maintain a high performing institution, and the ICBA Balance Sheet Academy, which is an intermediate-level program for more experienced financial managers.

ICBA Securities also endorses and teaches at the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. The President of ICBA Securities, Jim Reber, also writes a monthly investment column for ICBA’s Independent Banker magazine.

If you would like to learn more about the organization, please contact ICBA Securities President Jim Reber at 800-422-6442 or jreber@‚Äčicbasecurities.‚Äčcom

Board of Directors

James L. Reber

ICBA Securities President and CEO



Terry Jorde

ICBA Secretary

Washington, D.C.



Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, D.C.



Kevin Tweddle

ICBA Services Network COO

Washington, D.C.



Robert Fisher

President & CEO

Tioga State Bank, Spencer, N.Y.


R. Scott Heitkamp

ICBA Past Chairman,

President and CEO, ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi, TX


Dennis Doyle

President & CEO

Great Midwest Bank, Brookfield, WI


Leon Blankstein

President, CEO & Director

American Business Bank, Los Angeles, CA


Jack Hopkins

President & CEO

CorTrust Bank, Mitchell, SD


Kathy Underwood

President & CEO

Ledyard National Bank, Hanover, NH


Jerry Walker

President & CEO

Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico